[Balug-admin] Tom Limoncelli talk/presentation March 21st at BALUG

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu
Mon Feb 27 21:16:09 PST 2006

Xavier - could you (or someone) get the BALUG web site updated with
information about our program for the March 21st meeting - looks
like we should have Tom Limoncelli lined up for that (details further
below, including title of talk, etc.).

I'll draft an item to go out on the "announce" list noting the
speaker/program for the 21st, and hopefully get that out fairly
soon (like this week - preferably within the next couple days or so).
If there's anything anyone thinks should be added/included for that
item to go out on "announce" (e.g. other BALUG 'newsworthy' items of
note), just drop a note to the "admin" list (balug-admin@lists.balug.org)
and I'll probably make a suitable inclusion of it.

Quoting Michael Paoli <Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu>:

> Excellent.  We look forward to your talk/presentation.
> You're welcome to join us as early as 6:30 P.M. - some of us always
> gather around the restaurant's bar prior to the meeting's official
> start time of 7:00 P.M.  At 7:00 P.M. we start with dinner, and of
> course you're our welcomed guest (our treat) to dinner, then we
> transition to presentation/talk portion of the meeting a bit later
> (typically as folks are >~=2/3 done consuming their dinner).
> You can find details of our available projection video hook-up here:
> http://lists.balug.org/htdig.cgi/balug-admin-balug.org/2005-May/000030.html
> We've also got microphone/PA and laser pointer available.
> Meeting location:
> Four Seas Restaurant
> 731 Grant Ave.
> San Francisco, CA 94108-2113
> If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to give us a holler.
> We look forward to meeting with you, and your presentation.
> Quoting Tom Limoncelli:
> > Yup!  March 21st is great!
> > 
> >
> > Title: Time Management for System Administrators (and everyone else too)
> > Presenter: Tom Limoncelli, Google
> >
> > Whether you use Perl, Python or Ruby, whether you use Windows, Linux
> > or Unix, all system administrators have a problem with time management.
> >
> > Users interrupt you constantly with requests, your managers want you
> > to get long-term projects done but flood you with requests for quick-
> > fixed, and the machines you manage just never behave, causing
> > problems at the most inopportune moments.
> >
> > Tom will discuss techniques he has developed over the last 15 years
> > for dealing with these things --- all of which (and more) can be found
> > in his new book from O'Reilly, "Time Management for System
> Administrators".
> > http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0596007833/tomontime-20
> > (The book was the #1 computer book on Amazon on Feb 10, 2006)
> >
> > Tom Limoncelli has over 15 years of system administration experience
> > and has been teaching workshops on Time Management at conferences since
> > 2003. Tom has worked for both large and small organizations, including
> > Bell Labs and AT&T. He speaks at conferences around the world. His
> > previous book, The Practice of System and Network Administration, is
> > considered a standard reference in system administration. He now works
> > at the Google NYC office.  His web site is www.EverythingSysadmin.com

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